By: Johan Lieu Back to Guides
HOW TO USE WUFOO FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT:
- Recruit and manage volunteers.
- Accept online donations from donors.
- Get feedback from your members.
- Host events and fundraisers.
- Improve your non-profit website.
What would a community be without the tireless work and energy of non-profits? Non-profits are the force behind so many beneficial programmes, such as childhood enrichment, homeless services and environmental causes. So for those of you who work in non-profits, we salute you. To make running your organisation easier, we’ve developed loads of forms just for you, the non-profit heroes in our communities!
Our library of non-profit forms, surveys and integrations are designed to ease the process of recruiting and managing volunteers, give you better lines of communication with your donors, help you fundraise, improve your website and make it easier to organise events.
Wufoo’s products are simple to add to your website, or you can send the forms via email. You don’t have to be a programming whiz or hobby hacker to work Wufoo out either. We handle all of the backend programming and hosting, so you can focus on advancing your non-profit’s mission. If you want to program any of our forms, you can make them as snazzy as you like because we have loads of tools to help you customise.
We know how important volunteers are for non-profits, so we’ve developed a load of cool forms to help you communicate with your helpers. Check them out:
Volunteer recruitment: We’ve created not just one, not just two, but three different volunteer recruiting forms to help you organise volunteers for your cause. The forms are set up with more general or specific questions, depending on the qualities you look for when recruiting volunteers. Use the forms to match people to their interests, collect their contact information and find out which days they’re available to help out.
Volunteer feedback: Understand the experience that volunteers had when working with your non-profit so that you can improve the programme for future volunteers. Send volunteers our more comprehensive Volunteer Feedback Survey or the shorter Volunteer Satisfaction Survey.
Fundraising is probably the biggest stressor when managing a non-profit. You may have a windfall one quarter, only to experience a dry period the next. Keep clear lines of communication open with your donors – the lifeblood of your organisation – by using our forms.
Accept online donations: Why not make donating as simple as possible for those who support your non-profit? Embed our Online Payment Form into your website so that people can give online. We partner with some pretty popular payment integration services, listed below, so you won’t have to start from scratch when accepting online donations.
Donor surveys: After a donor sends you money, follow up! Email them this form or embed it into your website. Find out how they learned about your organisation, whether they’ve ever donated before and whether they plan to contribute in the future, and also collect general feedback and contact information. As with all of our forms, you can customise the questions.
If you’ve hosted a fundraiser, send out our Donor Feedback Form to attendees. Find out their opinions about the event, get ideas for future events and find out whether the fundraising goals were clearly expressed.
Of course it’s important to get feedback from your volunteers and donors, but what about the very people who your organisation helps? Naturally, it makes sense to get their input, too. For those who are members of your non-profit and those who benefit directly from your services, we’ve developed surveys so that you can get first-hand information about how your work impacts their lives.
Events and fundraisers are a great way to spread the word about your non-profit’s good deeds. If you’re ready to throw a party, we’ve got forms for you.
Event announcements: Let people know all about that fabulous fundraising bash or community event you’re hosting. Email out our Event Announcement Form to your contacts or put it directly into your website. This form doubles as a RSVP form for you, so you’ll know how many people are coming. You can even include a map showing the way to your soiree!
Event feedback: Improve future events and fundraisers by getting attendee feedback with our event feedback form. You can send out the form during the event or following the event. Get input about the quality of the speakers, the location and the topics presented. Customise the form to get exactly the information you’re after.
Improve Your Website
A giant website budget may not be on the cards for your non-profit, and that’s okay! We have forms to help you gather contact info, manage your internal staff meetings and send documents.
Build your email list: If you use a newsletter to stay in touch with your supporters or you want to send out announcements, gather contact information with our Mailing List Form.
Give people an easy way to contact you: Don’t forget to add in a contact section to your website! Grab our handy Contact Form so that people can email you directly with questions or comments.
Schedule meetings with your staff and volunteers: If you have a staff/volunteer section on your website, organise meetings and events by using our Meeting Scheduling Form. Once you send people our form, they’ll never have an excuse for missing a meeting again!
Send and receive large documents: You don’t need to build a fancy FTP section into your website when you want to move around large documents – just use our Dropbox Integration Form to help you send out those big files.
Still Curious About How Wufoo Works?
Wufoo is an easy-to-use online tool that allows anyone to create and build online forms – no coding or programming required. And Wufoo hosts and stores everything, so you don't have to worry about where your forms or data will live.
You can completely customise the look and feel of your forms using our Theme Designer by choosing colours to suit your brand or theme, as well as adding your company's logo or your wedding colours to your forms. You can even use one of almost 300 form templates in our Form Gallery to jump-start creating your forms, or look at our Examples to see how you can use Wufoo in your company.
Wufoo partners and works with loads of other applications, allowing you to accept data and information via your forms and send it to other applications that your company uses. We have integrations with applications such as MailChimp, Dropbox, Zapier, Salesforce, WordPress and more.
Wufoo offers the best powerful donor software for non-profit organisations. Wufoo makes it easy to accept donations, manage volunteer applications and create events.